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BACKGROUND Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is caused by the deficiency of functional C1 inhibitor. Symptoms of this disease include cutaneous angioedema, abdominal pain, and even laryngeal edema. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the usefulness of abdominal ultrasonography in patients with hereditary C1-inhibitor deficiency in diagnosing acute abdominal edema attacks and(More)
BACKGROUND There is a need for a disease-specific instrument for assessing health-related quality of life in adults with hereditary angioedema due to C1 inhibitor deficiency, a rare, disabling and life-threatening disease. In this paper we report the protocol for the development and validation of a specific questionnaire, with details on the results of the(More)
Case report of a 64-year-old woman with increasing dyspnea and cough. She cared at home for 8 parakeets (Melopsittacus undulatus). Subsequent studies revealed a restrictive pulmonary defect and transbronchial biopsy, a histological bronchiolitis obliterans (BO). No significant elevated anti-avian IgG could be detected, probably because of a transient(More)
Metabisulfite sensitivity is being described with growing frequency. Sulfites are used in food, drinks, and drugs. Adverse reactions to apparently nontoxic doses have been described. Exposure of sensitive persons to sulfites has produced asthma, and occasionally other adverse reactions in nonasthmatic patients. We present a case of urticaria induced by(More)
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